MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP release new single “A King Has Gone” feat. Michael Kiske (Helloween)!

The rock anthem “A King Has Gone”, taken from MSG’s new album “Universal”, and its intro “Calling Baal”, also available on “Universal”, both have a special significance: The track, sung by Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic Rainbow Rising. For this reason, Michael Schenker has brought together an original Rainbow rhythm section consisting of Bobby Rondinelli and Bob Daisley.

Check out the lyric video for “A King Has Gone” here: https://youtu.be/tW4UqC16nvM


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Listen/stream/download the song here: https://msg.afr.link/AKingHasGone

Michael Schenker additionally enlisted keyboardist Tony Carey, who also played on Rainbow Rising, for the terrific Moog synth intro “Calling Ball” – a direct reference to the iconic intro of the 1976 album opener “Tarot Woman”.

The impressive result “Calling Baal”/”A King Has Gone” is already considered to be one of the most important and successful songs in Schenker’s career to date, both musically and lyrically, and can be enjoyed in its entirety on MSG’s new studio album “Universal”!

“Universal” will be released on May 27th, 2022, via Atomic Fire Records and is available as Digipak CD (incl. 2 bonus tracks), colored vinyl, Earbook (CD incl. 2 bonus tracks) and digital album, featuring the following tracks:

CD + LP + Digital
01. Emergency
02. Under Attack
03. Calling Baal
04. A King Has Gone
05. The Universe
06. Long Long Road
07. Wrecking Ball
08. Yesterday Is Dead
09. London Calling
10. Sad Is The Song
111. Au Revoir

CD + Earbook bonus tracks:
11. Turn Off The World
12. Fighter

The pre-order has started and is available here: https://msg.afr.link/Universal

Michael Schenker * Robin McAuley * Steve Mann * Barend Courbois * Bodo Schopf
27.04.2022 FI – Helsinki, Vanha Yo-talo
29.04.2022 SE – Stockholm, Tyrol
30.04.2022 NO – Oslo, Vulkan Arena
01.05.2022 DK – Kopenhagen, Amager Bio
03.05.2022 NL – Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
04.05.2022 GER – Bochum, Zeche
05.05.2022 CH – Pratteln, Z7
06.05.2022 GER – Speyer, Halle 101
07.05.2022 FR – Cleon, La Traverse
10.05.2022 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
11.05.2022 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 1
12.05.2022 ES – Pamplona, Totem
14.05.2022 IT – Mailand, Phenomenon
15.05.2022 IT – Rom, Largo Venue

Michael Schenker * Ronnie Romero * Steve Mann * Barend Courbois * Bodo Schopf
09/27/2022     San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
09/28/2022     Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post
09/29/2022     San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/01/2022     Los Angeles, CA – Saban Theater                    
10/02/2022     Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
10/04/2022     Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
10/06/2022     Sauget, IL – Pop’s
10/07/2022     Des Plaines, IL – Des Plaines Theater
10/08/2022     St Charles, IL – Arcada Theater
10/09/2022     Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
10/11/2022     Hobart, IN – The Art Theater
10/12/2022     Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s
10/14/2022     Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs
10/15/2022     Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/16/2022     Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
10/17/2022     Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
10/19/2022     New Bedford, MA – The Vault*
10/20/2022     Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey
10/21/2022     Beverly, MA – Cabot Theater
10/22/2022     New York, NY  – Sony Hall
10/23/2022     Newton, NJ – Newton Theater
10/25/2022     Glenside, PA – Keswick Theater
10/26/2022     Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho
10/27/2022     Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
*no support

10/29/2022     Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
10/30/2022     Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

11/02/2022     Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/03/2022     Corpus Christi TX – Concrete Street Pavillion
11/04/2022     San Antonio, TX – Eaton Arena
11/05/2022     Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
11/06/2022     Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Theater